Iron Savior

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Iron Savior
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Iron Savior at Rock Hard Festival 2014
Background information
Origin Germany
Genres Power metal, heavy metal
Years active 1996–present
Labels AFM Records (current)
Dockyard 1
Noise Records
Associated acts Savage Circus, Gamma Ray, Blind Guardian
Website www.iron-savior.com
Members Piet Sielck
Jan-S Eckert
Thomas Nack
Joachim "Piesel" Küstner
Past members Kai Hansen
Thomen Stauch
Dan Zimmermann
Andreas Kück
Yenz Leonhardt

Iron Savior is a German power metal band that formed in Hamburg, Germany in 1996. Following a period of several years working behind the scenes in music production, multi-instrumentalist and producer/engineer Piet Sielck joined with former Helloween bandmate Kai Hansen and then-drummer for Blind Guardian Thomen Stauch in a new project that would blend power metal with a high-concept science fiction story.[1] The band's debut album Iron Savior introduced the story that would be told over the course of multiple albums, featuring a self-aware space vessel called the Iron Savior and its relationship to the mythical lost civilization of Atlantis.[2]

Critics have compared Iron Savior's sound and musical approach to classic heavy metal bands like Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, and Queensrÿche.[1] Kai Hansen's presence in the band brought to the Iron Savior albums on which he appeared a style heavily influenced by Gamma Ray and Helloween.[3]

Since its inception, Iron Savior has released nine studio albums, two EPs, two singles and one live album.

Despite numerous lineup changes, Piet has continued to direct the band and is currently the only remaining founding member.[1]

Members[edit]

Current band members[edit]

Former band members[edit]

Timeline[edit]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

  • Coming Home (1998)
  • Interlude (1999)
  • I've Been to Hell (2000)

Singles[edit]

  • "Titans of Our Time" (2002)
  • "Time Will Tell" (2004)

Live Albums[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Alex Henderson. "Iron Savior". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 6 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "The whole Iron Savior story". Iron Savior. Retrieved 25 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Iron Savior – Biography". Metal Storm. Retrieved 6 February 2011. 
  4. ^ Iron Savior Details New LP "The Landing," Streaming New Track
  5. ^ http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/iron-savior-rise-of-the-hero-cover-artwork-track-listing-revealed/

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